2008 Brian Culbertson – Bring Back The Funk

culbertson-brian-2008Bringing Back the Funk is an album by Brian Culbertson which was released on GRP Records. The album reached number one on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart and stayed there for two weeks. The album was produced by Brian Culbertson and executive produced by Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire and features artists such as Bootsy Collins, Larry Dunn, Maceo Parker, Musiq Soulchild, Larry Graham, Ledisi and Gerald Albright. This album was recorded mostly live with all the musicians in the studio like ‘back in the day’.

The unreleased track “Fame” (David Bowie cover) featuring Steve Lukather can be found on Brian’s website here.

 

Tracks

1 Funkin’ Like My Father (Bootsy Collins, Brian Culbertson, Candice Cheatham, Donald Moore, Keith Cheatham, Pete Roberts, Sheldon Reynolds, Zion Roberts) 5:15
2 Always Remember (Brian Culbertson, Sheldon Reynolds) 4:22
3 Hollywood Swinging (Claydes Smith, George Brown, Robert Kool Bell, Robert Spike Mickens, Ronald Bell) 4:09
4 The House Of Music (Brian Culbertson, Larry Graham) 4:50
5 You Got To Funkifize (Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka) 5:26
6 The Groove (Brian Culbertson, Larry Dunn) 4:41
7 The World Keeps Going Around (Bill Withers) 4:26
8 Excuse Me… What’s Your Name? (Brian Culbertson, Chris Miskel, Maurice Fitzgerald) 1:59
9 Voices Inside (Everything To Everything) (Phil Upchurch, Richard Evans, Richard Powell) 6:02
10 Let’s Stay In Tonight (Brian Culbertson, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds) 5:30
11 Fame (David Bowie) 4:03

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Musicians

1 Funkin’ Like My Father

Bass Bobby Watson
Bass Bootsy Collins
Bass (synthesizer) Chance Howard
Drums Michael Bland
Guitar (solo) Ron Jennings
Guitar Sheldon Reynolds
Guitar Phelps Collins
Clavinet Brian Culbertson
Keyboards Bernie Worrell
Keyboards Eddie Miller
Moog Brian Culbertson
Organ Ricky Peterson
Piano Brian Culbertson
Sax Maceo Parker
Trombone Brian Culbertson
Trombone Fred Wesley
Trumpet Richard Griffith
Trumpet Rick Gardner
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Maurice White
Background Vocals Michael Bland
Background Vocals Thomas Dawson
Background Vocals Sheldon Reynolds
Background Vocals Ricky Peterson
Background Vocals Bobby Watson
Rap Djizzle
Vocals Zion Planet 10
Vocals Ice Candi
Vocals Bootsy Collins


2 Always Remember

Bass Maurice Fitzgerald
Drums Chris Miskel
Guitar Sheldon Reynolds
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Clavinet Brian Culbertson
Hammond Organ Ricky Peterson
Fender Rhodes Larry Dunn
Keyboards Brian Culbertson
Piano Brian Culbertson
Trombone Brian Culbertson
Flugelhorn Lee Thornburg
Sax Tom Scott
Sax Eric Marienthal
Trumpet Greg Adams
Percussion Lenny Castro
Vocals Sheldon Reynolds


3 Hollywood Swinging

Bass Sam Sims
Bass (synthesizer) Chance Howard
Drums Oscar Seaton Jr
Guitar Sheldon Reynolds
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Hammond Organ Ricky Peterson
Keyboards Brian Culbertson
Keyboards Eddie Miller
Piano Brian Culbertson
Wurlitzer Brian Culbertson
Sax Gerald Albright
Sax Eric Marienthal
Trumpet Daniel Fornero
Trombone Brian Culbertson
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Maurice White
Background Vocals Tony Maiden
Background Vocals Chance Howard
Background Vocals Ricky Peterson
Background Vocals Eddie Miller
Background Vocals Paul Jackson Jr
Background Vocals Sam Sims
Background Vocals Sheldon Reynolds
Vocals Musiq Soulchild


4 The House Of Music

Bass Larry Graham
Drums Michael Bland
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Guitar Sonny Thompson
Clavinet Chance Howard
Fender Rhodes Brian Culbertson
Hammond Organ Ricky Peterson
Keyboards Brian Culbertson
Piano Brian Culbertson
Sax Ronnie Laws
Sax Eric Marienthal
Trombone Brian Culbertson
Trumpet Daniel Fornero
Percussion Brian Culbertson


5 You Got To Funkifize

Bass Derrick Allen
Drums Oscar Seaton Jr
Guitar (solo) Tony Maiden
Guitar Sheldon Reynolds
Clavinet Chance Howard
Hammond Organ Ricky Peterson
Piano Brian Culbertson
Wurlitzer Eddie Miller
Sax Eric Marienthal
Sax Tom Scott
Trombone Brian Culbertson
Trombone Lee Thornburg
Trumpet Greg Adams
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals David Pack
Background Vocals Eddie Miller
Background Vocals Sheldon Reynolds
Vocals Chance Howard


6 The Groove

Bass Morris Pleasure
Drums Sonny Emory
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Guitar Sheldon Reynolds
Trombone Brian Culbertson
Hammond Organ Ricky Peterson
Keyboards Brian Culbertson
Moog Brian Culbertson
Moog Larry Dunn
Piano Brian Culbertson
Sax Eric Marienthal
Trumpet Brian Culbertson
Trumpet Daniel Fornero
Fender Rhodes Larry Dunn
Percussion Lenny Castro


7 The World Keeps Going Around

Bass Rhonda Smith
Drums Cora Dunham
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Guitar Sheldon Reynolds
Hammond Organ Ricky Peterson
Keyboards Brian Culbertson
Piano Brian Culbertson
Synthesizer Monty Neuble
Wurlitzer Eddie Miller
Flugelhorn Daniel Fornero
Clarinet Eric Marienthal
Flute Eric Marienthal
Sax Eric Marienthal
Trombone Brian Culbertson
Trumpet Daniel Fornero
Percussion Lenny Castro
Vocals Ledisi


8 Excuse Me… What’s Your Name?

Bass Maurice Fitzgerald
Drums Chris Miskel
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Acoustic Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Fender Rhodes Brian Culbertson
Keyboards Brian Culbertson
Trombone Brian Culbertson
Trumpet Brian Culbertson


9 Voices Inside (Everything To Everything)

Bass Bobby Watson
Drums Michael Bland
Guitar David T. Walker
Guitar Sheldon Reynolds
Clavinet Chance Howard
Hammond Organ Ricky Peterson
Fender Rhodes Eddie Miller
Piano Brian Culbertson
Trombone Brian Culbertson
Flugelhorn Greg Adams
Flugelhorn Lee Thornburg
Sax Eric Marienthal
Sax Tom Scott
Trumpet Greg Adams
Trumpet Lee Thornburg
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Lori Perry
Background Vocals Sharron Perry
Background Vocals Darlene Perry
Background Vocals Carolyn Perry
Vocals Eddie Miller

10 Let’s Stay In Tonight

Bass Maurice Fitzgerald
Bass (synthesizer) Morris Pleasure
Guitar Sheldon Reynolds
Drums Sonny Emory
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Hammond Organ Ricky Peterson
Fender Rhodes Larry Dunn
Keyboards Brian Culbertson
Piano Brian Culbertson
Sax Eric Marienthal
Trombone Brian Culbertson
Trumpet Daniel Fornero
Percussion Lenny Castro
Vocals Sheldon Reynolds

11 Fame

Guitar Steve Lukather
Talk Box Monty Neuble

Liner Notes

Producer – Brian Culbertson
Producer (Additional Production) – Sheldon Reynolds (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 10)
Executive Producer – Maurice White
Producer (Co-producer, All Piano Tracks) – Scott Steiner
Arranged By (Except Where Noted) – Brian Culbertson
Engineer (Assistant, Basic Tracks) – Anthony Caruso, Rob Brill
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Bob Horn, Brian Culbertson, Maurice White
Recorded By (Additional, Angel Sound) – Sheldon Reynolds
Recorded By (Additional, Bcm) – Bob Horn, Brian Culbertson, Eddie King, Scott Steiner
Recorded By (Additional, Big Kahuna) – Brian Culbertson
Recorded By (Additional, Bootzilla) – Bootsy Collins, Tobe Donohue
Recorded By (Additional, Master Mix) – Adam Krinsky, Tom Tucker
Recorded By (Additional, Megatrax) – Eddie King, Hiroko Ito
Recorded By (Additional, Workhouse) – Jim Ryberg
Recorded By (Basic Tracks) – Ed Cherney